COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal admits he will have some thinking to do in making his team selection for the U's FA Cup date with Coventry City tomorrow.

The U's host the Sky Blues at the JobServe Community Stadium in a first round tie and several players have been impressing McGreal in training this week as well as in under-23 action on Monday in bids to come back into what has been a settled side in recent weeks.

And the head coach said it had given him food for thought.

He said: “There were boys in the week who were able to get an under-23s game under their belts and that was good.

“They are boys who have been in and around the periphery, getting little bits of game time, but being hugely important as well as the starting 11.

“So they got minutes and have been coming back into training and catching our eye.

“That’s what we want; we want these boys to come back into training and give it a go and that’s what has been happening.

“It has been excellent and there will be some decisions to make."

McGreal said only Paris Cowan-Hall was an injury doubt after Luke Norris returned to training this week and, with his team coming into the game after three back-to-back wins, he will want them to maintain their momentum.

However, they will face a Coventry side flying high in League One.

Manager Mark Robins has guided the Sky Blues to sixth spot and the U's head coach is under no illusion about the size of the task ahead of his team.

“This could be one of the toughest games of the season," he added.

“Since Mark got them promoted, Coventry have been doing unbelievably well.

“They play a particular brand of football and he’s done a great job since he took over.

“You can see why the bigger clubs would come in for him but he’s able to turn them down knowing he knows he has something going on there and he wants to continue the work they have done.

“We know it will be probably our toughest game of the season apart from the Carabao Cup games."